Quick Hits: Leafs Hire Dubas; NBCSN Schedule Released

Red Wings News

New Red Wings arena excites city, but some worry about cost, traffic, jobs | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
There are obviously some concerns that arise when a project of this magnitude is undertaken, but overall, the arena is going to be a great thing for the city. I cannot wait until it is completed.

River Rymsha talks about the Red Wings’ development camp - MiHockey
This guy was in my kindergarden or first grade class. I had no clue that he was at the Wings' development camp.

Column: What if the Pistons were to join the Red Wings in new Detroit arena? | MLive.com

If they are going to return to Downtown Detroit within the next 20 years, this is probably the best opportunity for the team. Plus, the Pistons are so incredibly lackluster right now. A move back to Detroit could generate some much needed buzz for them.

NHL News

Winners, losers in NBC Sports 2014-15 NHL TV schedule | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The Wings were clearly winners with 15 scheduled appearances on NBC. Only the Blackhawks, Bruins, Flyers, and Penguins are scheduled to appear more times than the Wings. This schedule shows that the Wings still are one of the most popular teams in the NHL.

Maple Leafs hire Kyle Dubas: Did Toronto just enter the advanced stats era? - SBNation.com
The Leafs are a team in need of some sort of change, and hiring Dubas may be what the franchise needed. He is young, smart, and uses a system that few people in that organization use to analyze players.

Advancement? Leafs sign Booth for one year, $1.1M | ProHockeyTalk

At that price, Booth is a low-risk, high-reward type of player. While his time in Vancouver was nothing to write home about, he did have a couple of good seasons with the Panthers before being traded to the Canucks.

Ducks sign Vatanen to two-year, $2.525M contract | TSN
Sami Vatanen scored six goals and 21 points with the Ducks last season in 48 games.

Glendale mayor believes Coyotes' deal with city was done in violation of state law | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

I doubt that anything emerges out of this, but, if it does, that would be terrible news for the Coyotes. The saga never ends.

Stars, Antoine Roussel avoid arbitration with four-year deal - CBSSports.com
Roussel signed a four-year deal worth $8 million. He scored 29 points in 81 games with the Stars last season.

Zuccarello takes Rangers’ one year, $3.5M deal | ProHockeyTalk
The Rangers wanted to sign Zuccarello to a short-term, bridge-deal, to see if he can repeat his success from last season. He led the team in scoring with 59 points.

NHL referee regrets decision, leaves Twitter - Sportsnet.ca
Apparently referees are banned by the CBA from using social media. I guess that makes sense. ***@TimTpeel: "RT For DET Goal; FAV For No Goal"***

Let's Go Red Wings!